Brand new: Comedian and author, Jeff Foxworthy hosts this studio-based game in which contestants compete based on their knowledge of the Bible. Utilizing current as well as historical references, questions will be drawn from the rich, dense narrative found in the world's best-selling book. The contestants will share their compelling back-stories, and each team will be playing for a charitable organization.The American Bible Challenge is produced by RelativityREAL for GSN, with RelativityREAL’s Tom Forman (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) and Embassy Row’s Michael Davies ("The Newlywed Game," "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire") serving as Executive Producers on the project.
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How do a television game show and the Bible go together? I wouldn't have thought that they would fit together pretty well until I watched a preview this week about The American Bible Challenge, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy.
I was a bit suspect at first. Some people try to make the Bible uber-relevant by making it "so cool" that it's a turn-off to most people who know the Bible well. The key to having a successful show like this on television would be to demonstrate that the Bible is what it really is: the true words of God, relevant to our daily lives even in this day and age, and that it should be treated with respect.
Our family watched the preview tonight, and we were impressed that The American Bible Challenge has been specifically designed to be relevant without being disrespectful of God's intent of His words. While there is some very funny and creative humor during the show (how could there NOT be humor with Jeff Foxworthy hosting!), and we laughed numerous times, there are also poignant elements of the show that will cause a person to reflect and purpose to get involved in blessing others.
So. How does The American Bible Challenge work? Various teams have been selected to compete on the weekly series, but the neat thing is that if they win, they won't be walking away with a bunch of cash and prizes for themselves. Prize money that they win will go to a charity of the team's choice. What a fabulous idea! Instead of being self-serving, "all about me", it's designed to bless others. How could you get any better?
Our overall thought is that we wish we would be able to view this show at home this school year. Unfortunately, it's on a television channel we don't receive, but maybe we can visit their website during the year and watch a few episodes that have already viewed.
Other thoughts from my family? Funny! Creative! A high quality program!
About the host of The American Bible Challenge: Comedian Jeff Foxworthy is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy® Award nominee, and the best-selling author of 11 books. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature.
The American Bible Challenge premieres Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 on the Game Show Network (GSN).
Here's a little video preview of The American Bible Challenge:
Meet this season's teams!
Want to learn more about the teams who will be competing on The American Bible Challenge? Meet the teams! And find out more about The American Bible Challenge on Facebook!
Now, for the giveaway of The American Bible Challenge t-shirt AND a Zondervan Quest Study Bible!
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